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Tarot Card for the Day ~ August 6

August 5, 2009

Page of Swords

The Adder

This guy last appeared in mid-June, on Bloomsday, in fact.  [Look it up.]

A typical reader would say the Page of Swords betokens something along the lines of authority, secret service, vigilance, maybe even spying.

 Anna-Marie Ferguson, creator of the Legend deck, includes insight, receiving info first-hand about an important matter, and overseeing confidential affairs, among other things.

As I look at this card in the Legend deck, I’m reminded that The Snake (in this case, Adder) is a universal symbol of at least five things [although supposedly even Freud (aka The Big Sig) said “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar…”]:

Oh yeah. 

Snake symbolizes:

~~ transformation and rebirth (the snake sheds its skin, and in that process experiences rebirth;  it has become a new creature and a creature renewed)

~~ healing (the  Rod of Asklepios, Greek God of Healing and Medicine, was entwined by a snake, and snakes were sacred totem animals and helpers at the temples of dream healing dedicated to him)

~~ subconscious wisdom (knowledge of the Shamanic Lower World, which is almost universally understood to be a place of deep and beautiful healing as well as ancient and traditional wisdom)

~~ masculine energy (any questions on this one?  Go back to our friend Freud)

~~ clandestine affairs ( the sneaky sneaky sneaky: snakey)

So when the Page of Swords shows up for a client, I ask them

~ what kind of deep personal transformation have you been longing for?

~ how can you be open to a rebirth − for personal and/or planetary healing?

~ how can you connect with deeper and perhaps archaic or ancestral wisdom, (Shamanic journeying, deep meditation, magic, prayerwork ) and to what purposes?

~ how can you go after these things in a direct, perhaps even forceful way?

~ how do you need to test for integrity – in yourself, no less than in those around you?

Also, it may be a good idea to be more than normally open to help or guidance from someone of substantial masculine energy: a positive, powerful man or a strong and wise woman-warrior type, for example.

So: What is the deep and bright personal transformation you can own and begin TODAY?

Bright blessings and beautiful, healing transformation!

Quote for the day:   The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. ~ Neil Gaiman

Today’s Weather:  Bluto; lemur-like gnarly nozzles.

 On This Date:  1945 – Hiroshima

And: 1996NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms.  [How did I miss THAT?  Was I one of them?]